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Effie writes,

What is the effect of Demand CS on the environment? Is it safe to use with young kids?

We have a farm and try to use only organic products and practices. We have very young children and pets who will be playing in the grass areas so we are very concerned with safety. Ticks and biting insects are a problem.


Demand CS is not an organic product nor is it a natural product. Demand CS is a synthetic pyrethroid that will kill most insects that come into contact with treated surfaces. Demand CS does not last long in the environment, usually only about 4 weeks outdoors. Demand CS is safe to use on grasses and other non-edible vegetation where children or pets may play when used as directed on the product label. Children and pets should be out of the area while you are doing the application and they can safely return to the area after the product is dry. If you are not comfortable using a man-made product for ticks and other insects we do have a line of natural and organic products available on our website: Natural and Organic Insecticides.

Answer last updated on: 04/19/2011

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